Archaeology and Modern Languages & Cultures BA (Hons)
Studying languages alongside archaeology gives you a unique insight into the historical and cultural development of countries and societies.

The flexibility of the modern languages part of the degree means you have the option to study archaeology with either one or two of these languages: Catalan, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. You can study Italian on this degree but only alongside a second language as well as archaeology. Luxembourg Studies is available as an option from year two onwards, either on its own or with a second language and archaeology.

You can take any language from beginner's level, and you can take French, German, Russian or Spanish post-A Level (or equivalent).

You'll develop your communication skills in your chosen language or languages to a high level. Optional modules include linguistics, literature, society and politics, history, philosophy and film studies.

As part of your archaeology degree, you'll carry out a range of modules that will deepen your understanding of the past through the study of the material record. You'll have the opportunity to encounter aspects of world archaeology and explore the richness, difference and diversity of humanity from our earliest beginnings to modernity.

You'll spend your third year abroad, usually as a student at a university, as a language assistant in a school, or on an approved work placement. We also have a number of places on summer courses and you'll have the opportunity to work on archaeological excavations.

Studying or working in another country will greatly enhance your transferable as well as language skills, making you even more attractive to employers.

Our graduates work in archaeology, in commercial units, national and local government, the charitable sector and university departments. Some choose to study for a postgraduate degree. Others have gone into journalism, teaching, the police, healthcare and the media.
BA (Hons) Award
Study Mode
3 years Duration
VR50 UCAS Code

Entry Requirements For This Course

BBB, typically including a modern foreign language

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